How to Clean Dyson Vacuums

Updated February 21, 2017

Dyson uses cyclone technology to suck dirt and hair off your floors. The centre of the vacuum cleaner is the holding tank for dirt. Because the vacuum cleaner is exposed to dirt on a regular basis, it will get dirty relatively quick. Cleaning your Dyson vacuum cleaner will help you keep the vacuum in top running condition for a long time.

Locate the canister release button located on the handle of the Dyson. Press the release button; tilt the top of the canister away from the vacuum and then lift up. This removes the canister from the Dyson.

Locate the release button on top of the clear canister. The release button is on the handle of the canister close to the main vacuum shaft. When you press the button, the bottom of the canister will pop open and the dirt will fall out. Make sure you do this over a container so you can catch the dirt.

Place the canister and attachments into a sink filled with hot soapy water. Wipe down each component with a clean rag and then wipe dry with a clean towel.

Wipe down the surface of the Dyson with a moist rag. This removes surface dirt from the shell.

Locate the filters on the Dyson. Lift up on the tray that the canister usually rests on and pull out the filter. Locate the compartment on the front right of the vacuum's base. Lift up on the compartment and take the filter out.

Wash the filter in warm water and then allow to air dry before you put them back into the vacuum.

Tip the vacuum over and pull off the hair trapped around the brush rollers. In some cases, you will need a knife or scissors to remove the hair build-up.

Place the canister back onto its base and snap it into place.

Things You'll Need

  • Container
  • Hot soapy water
  • Knife
  • Scissors
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